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BY NATALIE SAMSON | July 28 2017

CBC $10.5M bailout for Acadia helps avoid ‘more difficult decisions’ Wolfville-based university received operating increase and loan forgiveness. Globe and Mail Thirty Meter Telescope project gets nod from Hawaiian judge Construction of massive observatory, in which Canada has staked a quarter-billion dollars, will proceed atop the state’s highest mountain despite opposition by native groups. Global […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 27 2017

CBC ‘Monumental task’: National effort launched to tackle mental health of public safety workers A new research group launched in St. John’s Tuesday to work on a national strategy to support the mental health of the country’s frontline workers. CBC U.S. Coast Guard testing new icebreaker designs at St. John’s research facility Current testing is […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 26 2017

CBC Indigenous students learn about biofuels, traditional medicines at science camp in Saskatchewan First Nations University of Canada played host to 40 youth from across Canada. Cape Breton Post Research grant at Cape Breton University will assist probe into method of traditional healing Research into the traditional Mi’kmaq practice of using birch bark oil in […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 25 2017

Global News St. Thomas University students take home top prize in international law competition Two students from St. Thomas University have won the “Olympic Games of Human Rights” at an international law competition in Switzerland. CBC Digging up the past: U of C professor excavating human remains from ancient Mayan city Researchers are studying remains […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 24 2017

Edmonton Journal Athabasca University faculty wins cost-of-living increase, keep professional development allowances The ruling handed down last month was welcome news for staff facing uncertain times following the release of a third-party review into the future operations of the university. CBC Contract faculty want labour reform Bill 148 to end perpetual contract status On Thursday, […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 21 2017

CBC Saskatchewan schools form coalition representing 60,000 postsecondary students One of the main goals is to address provincial budget cuts to post-secondary institutions and the elimination of personal tax credits for tuition. CTV Judge throws out conviction of man found guilty in sex assault of York U student An appeal judge has ordered a new […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 20 2017

CBC NSCAD overcomes ‘bad publicity’ to focus on future The university is moving forward three years after widely publicized money troubles and declining enrolment. PIE News Innovation in MBA delivery ‘top challenge’ business school leaders say Catering to a new generation of students and coming up with innovative delivery methods is the biggest challenge facing […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 19 2017

Globe and Mail Made in Canada: How to attract and retain top talent Students are keen to learn and eager to acquire on-the-job experience, writes Marie Bountrogianni, dean of the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. Vancouver Sun Opinion: Talent for growth, Canada’s window of opportunity We need to support talent […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 18 2017

Policy Options Canada could benefit from Trump challenges In order to keep the best and brightest in Canada, some kind of work experience could be incorporated into their programs and degrees, writes Sirvan Karimi. iPolitics Early career researchers shut out of federal grant program As CIHR shifts grant funding, some claim that the new funding […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 17 2017

Times Higher Education Challenge and opportunity in Canada’s international student boom Funding restraints mean that hype about double-digit rises in applications may not immediately translate into huge increases in enrolment. Globe and Mail Ottawa gives millions to shore up Canada 150 project budgets Even though Canada Day has come and gone, dozens of Ottawa’s key […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 14 2017

Maclean’s An open letter to young Canadians in the sciences Science can seem intimidating. But uncertainty, says Lauren Hayward Sierens, can be powerful if you embrace it. Globe and Mail Work-placement program should be expanded to college, polytechnic students: advocates A federal plan to fund 10,000 short work and research placements should not be restricted […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 13 2017

Globe and Mail Toronto’s York University loses battle over copyright fees One of Canada’s largest universities will have to pay for copyrighted materials distributed to students after a ruling that some experts say will affect schools throughout the country. Globe and Mail Former astronaut Julie Payette to be named Canada’s next governor-general Prime Minister Justin […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 12 2017

CBC Universities growing more reliant on foreign student fees International students in Ontario are paying nearly $1.3 billion in tuition, double the amount paid just four years ago. Montreal Gazette Concordia University to create new research centre on Loyola campus A new $52.75-million science centre will be built in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce thanks to funding from the […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 11 2017

Windsor Star University of Windsor to hire five Indigenous professors Five full-time, tenure-track Indigenous professors will be hired as part of a new President’s Indigenous Peoples Scholars Program. Global News University of Alberta nanoscientists create commercial ‘molecular’ product for guitars The scientists have used the latest nanotechnology in a guitar pedal that duplicates the rich […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 10 2017

Telegram MUN review says transparency should be improved Memorial University has released a review of the Board of Regents policies and practices, which makes a total of 32 recommendations to improve practices. CBC Nation-wide prescription heroin study proposed to battle opioid crisis London, Ont. could be one of the sites where the treatment is tested […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 07 2017

Montreal Gazette More anglophone students are choosing French universities: study English-speaking Quebec students are attending French-language universities in greater proportions than in the early 2000s, says a study published by the Office québécoise de la langue française. CTV Scientists find way to delete memories associated with traumatic events The breakthrough is a means to alleviate […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 06 2017

Globe and Mail Trudeau delivers sunny message to Scottish students worried for their futures Mr. Trudeau made a surprise visit to the University of Edinburgh to pick up an honorary doctorate and offer some words of wisdom to the graduating class. National Observer Kirsty Duncan in hot seat over pressure to fix Harper-era science mistakes […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 05 2017

Times Higher Education Humanities and social sciences ‘undervalued’ by assessment metrics Rankings should give more weight to societal impact, the Times Higher Education Research Excellence Summit heard. CBC ‘Filling a gap’: UPEI seeks to hire 3 new Indigenous professors “We really have a long way to go, I think, until we are able to represent […]

BY ANQI SHEN | July 04 2017

CBC Meet the young scientists who hope to save N.L.’s fishery A race is underway in laboratories in Newfoundland and Labrador to dispel the darkness caused by years of cuts to fisheries science. Globe and Mail Ryerson Students’ Union issues demands for Indigenous justice The RSU used July 1 to make public a list of […]

BY ANQI SHEN | June 30 2017

Maclean’s Opinion: Why Canadian scientists aren’t happy The Liberal government’s latest science policy is a backwards factory for producing white elephants, Paul Wells writes. Globe and Mail University students largely spared from U.S. immigration ban A U.S. Supreme Court decision exempting students and faculty from an immigration ban will not put an end to uncertainty […]